Monday, October 22, 2012

For a Quick Fix, Try Mixing your MAC Pro Longwear Concealer with your Favorite Moisturizer!

Natalie Monday, October 22, 2012

Some days when I'm in a rush or just need to run a couple of errands and don't feel like putting on my full-face, I always look to my concealers for a quick fix. Concealing my under eyes is always a must, and then sometimes I dab a little concealer on each area of my face and blend with a large brush. Then pop a little blush or bronzer on my cheeks and I'm out the door.

So, a couple days ago when I was on my way out the door and didn't want to scare the general public, I decided to try out a recommendation from LoveMelisaMichelle (thanks, girl!) in her recent Flawless Face video. She mixed her favorite moisturizer with MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ($18) for a great lightweight light-medium coverage foundation.

I would have never thought of it before because MAC Pro Longwear Concealer isn't really what I'd call full coverage (although it does provide a very good medium), but somehow, it morphs into a (much better) second skin once combined with a moisturizer.

I like to take one pump and mix it with equal parts moisturizer and then apply it to my face with my fingers, working it into the skin as I would a moisturizer. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer sets very quick, and doesn't go too far when you try spreading it alone, so it really needs the combination of the moisturizer to be able to smooth it out all over your face and give you the extra time to blend. I like adding in a drop of illuminator too to make my skin glow.

It feels like I have nothing on my face, yet my skin looks naturally perfected. It's the perfect "no-foundation" foundation. Depending on your moisturizer, it may make your skin shine after several hours, so make sure to set with a little powder.

I absolutely love this combo, and highly recommend trying it if you own MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. After all, if you already own it, you have nothing to lose. I've tried this with other concealers, but I like this combo the best.

Hope your Monday is a little brighter than mine! What's up with this rain?!

20 comments :

  1. Not herd of that tip before, but I might try it! It saves so much effort of concealer and foundation, etc. Haven't tried Mac concealer before though so I shall try it out with another liquid concealer of mine.

    thanks for the post :) xo

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  2. Love the pro longwear concealer!!! it gives such beautiful coverage and is yet so light weight!!

    jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com

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  3. I've finally found a function for my Pro Longwear Concealer! I always thought it was a bit too dry for me.. X

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  4. Such a great tip! Nice, nice, nice. I will definitely try that out. I also did that with my normal foundation and it worked great. No annoying blending when I'm in a rush :D

    ♥♥♥

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  5. Thanks for the tip Natalie! I can't wait to try it out! I absolutely love your blog!! I've been following for a little while and always look forward to your posts! :)

    ~Em

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  6. gr8 tip. i m going to try this one for sure, thnx :)

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  7. I too sometimes mix my foundation with my moisturizer for a lighter more natural coverage..Prolongwear concealer is my go-to..will be trying this..xx

    Yewizzy @ She Loves The Finer Things

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    1. UPDATE** I tried this yesterday and loved it..it lasted for many hours and kept oil at bay..Thanks Natty..xx

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  8. Great tip, I'll have to give this a go sometime :)

    One Little Vice

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  9. I sweeeeear to GOD I was JUST about to say ummmm....Melisa did a video on this exact thing...is this a coincidence? And then I read down haha, it's an amazing routine!

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  10. I have a question...should your concealer be the same color as your regular MAC foundation? or lighter/darker? thanks! -karina

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  11. very nice sharing cool beauty tips find out more celebrity beauty tips

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  12. I tried this too because of her video and fell in love! It made me want to by another shade or two in my prolongwear lol

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  13. The pro long wear concealer is my holy grial!! Love it !!

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  14. That Clinique Moisturizer may be the best thing I've ever bought from the bins by the register at Sephora. Never fails!

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  15. Shud the concealer be darker? Lighter or normal foundation colour?

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  16. hi do u know what's the right shade of the prolong wear concealer for brown under eyes circles ( golden skin) ?

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  17. kinda funny, I was googling:using mac pro longwear concealer as foundation.
    Because I was wondering if I was the only one who used it as a foundation. When I first tried it I hated it so much, it looked way too dark for my skin tone, way to sticky and it dried way too fast. But after a while I decided to try it again but with the maybelline BB cream (in light) and I loved it! It was easier to blend, and it was lighter coverage and it suited my skin tone a little bit better! Now it's my favorite thing to do! I have Combinated skin and foundation usually breaks me out (even higher end ones break me out a lot!) but my skin got a lot better because of this! I love it so much and I'm sorry for the long comment but I would really recommend it even tho I would set it with a powder, because if you're oily the foundation can just disappear after a while. I really thought I was the only one who did it haha...

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